There are 4 ways to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
  2. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

$85 - $126

Cheapest option

Train via Takasaki  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Tochigi
  2. Take the train from Tochigi to Takasaki
  3. Take the train from Takasaki to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

$57 - $83

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tobu-Nikko Station to Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station
  2. Take the bus from Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$71 - $76

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Nikkō to Matsumoto 163.2 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Nikkō, Japan and Matsumoto, Japan?

You can take a train from Nikkō to Matsumoto via Utsunomiya, Omiya(Saitama), and Nagano in around 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nikkō to Matsumoto via Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station, Haneda Airport Terminal 1, Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal, and Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo in around 7 h 30 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tochigi to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keikyu Limousine
Website
hnd-bus.com
Bus from Tobu-Nikko Station to Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
hnd-bus.com
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nikkō to Matsumoto?

The distance between Nikkō and Matsumoto is 158 km. The road distance is 261 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto?

The cheapest way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4300 and takes 3 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto?

The quickest way to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto is to drive which takes 3 h 27 min and costs ¥2900 - ¥4300.

Is there a direct train between Nikkō and Matsumoto?

No, there is no direct train from Nikkō to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Nikko and arriving at Matsumoto via Utsunomiya, Omiya(Saitama) and Nagano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

Is there a direct bus between Nikkō and Matsumoto?

No, there is no direct bus from Nikkō to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Tobu-Nikko Station and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Haneda Airport Terminal 1 and Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto?

It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Nikkō to Matsumoto, including transfers.